Pirelli to demo 200-km interoperability between XFP and 300-pin duobinary transponder at OFC

March 21, 2007
MARCH 21, 2007 -- The demo will include two signal generators, showing standard signal quality between Pirelli's XFP and its MSA 300-pin transponder over 200 km of fiber.
Pirelli will demonstrate interoperability between its MSA 300-pin duobinary transponder (shown above) and its ultra-long reach DWDM XFP32 transceiver at next week�s OFC/NFOEC.

MARCH 21, 2007 -- Pirelli Broadband Solutions (search for Pirelli) will demonstrate for the first time the interoperability between its MSA 300-pin duobinary transponder and its ultra-long reach DWDM XFP32 transceiver at next week's OFC/NFOEC in Anaheim, CA. Pirelli also will bring its complete range of tunable and pluggable products to the show.

Visitors to the Pirelli booth (# 3011) will see demonstrated a 200-km reach XFP transceiver and an MSA 300-pin duobinary transponder working together through 200 km of standard singlemode fiber without using dispersion compensation units, explains the company. The demo will include two signal generators, showing standard signal quality between Pirelli's XFP and its MSA 300-pin transponder over 200 km of fiber. The demonstration is believed to be the first time that modules of this kind have been interoperable, say Pirelli representatives.
 
"Pirelli's technology enables service providers to design flexible networks covering in excess of 200 km without the use of expensive dispersion compensation, simplifying network design and reducing CAPEX and OPEX for carriers," contends Luis Tondi, vice president of business development for Pirelli Broadband Solutions. "With our new High Dispersion Tolerant XFP32, carriers can eliminate the need to pre-provision for dispersion compensation, enabling them to easily reconfigure their networks in the future without the need to dispatch people to the field to redeploy dispersion compensation units."

Other products on display in the Pirelli booth will include the Lyte WDM Metro Access and Metro Core System, a low-cost, expandable CWDM platform; Pirelli's Dynamically Tunable Laser (DTL), an external cavity laser in a standard butterfly package designed for DWDM optical network systems; Pirelli's ITLA, a compact module with built-in tunable laser and control electronics; Pirelli's High Power DWDM XFP16; and the Pirelli MSA 300-pin NRZ transponder module.

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The demo will include two signal generators, showing standard signal quality between Pirelli�s ultra-long reach DWDM XFP (pictured above) and its MSA 300-pin transponder over 200 km of fiber.